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Barracuda 44 Armored Wheeled Vehicle

The 12.5-ton Barracuda is based on a Mercedes-Benz Unimog chassis. The Barracuda, built by Doosan DST, is a tactical armored vehicle whose steel plate armor provides ballistic protection against 7.62mm caliber projectiles. It can transport a 12-man crew at a top speed of 100 kilometer per hour and climb steep slopes. The vehicle is equipped with a roof-mounted small-caliber weapon station, CCTV and a dozer system.

The Barracuda 44 armored wheeled vehicle provides enough room for 12 people including the driver and conductor. The inside space is ergonomically designed to offer an excellent ride. The bullet-proof window provides safe and wide visibility to allow seamless driving under any conditions. Besides the door at the side and rear, there is a separate entrance door for the driver and conductor to allow for quick boarding.

Using a highly mobile UNIMOG chassis by Mercedes-Benz, the Barracuda armored vehicle is the best 44 wheeled vehicle and offers excellent open field maneuverability as well as a high engine output, excellent drivability, four wheel drive and a differential lock.

South Korea used the Doosan DST Barracuda in Iraq while it had troops deployed there from 2003-08, and Iraq and Indonesia also adopted it. The Zaytun Division returned home in December 2009 after five years of humanitarian and rehabilitation operations in the war-torn Middle Eastern nation. Armored vehicles, trucks and other equipment used by the contingent were been stored at a military post in the southern port city of Busan. Key equipment include Barracuda 4x4 armored wheeled vehicles and K1A/K2 assault rifles, he said. Also included are K200 amphibious armored personnel carriers.

Key Features

  • Vehicle is covered with an armored plate so that it is protected from 7.62mmAP ammunition
  • Excellent maneuverability with a max. speed of 100km/h and long range driving distance of 1,160km
  • Variable options such as CCTV, GPS, Dozer blade and amplifier
  • Use of run-flat tire to allow for running 70kmat 30km/h even when the air pressure is lost after being punctured

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